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Punjab PCS 2020- Most Important Topics

Mauryan Art and Architecture

Mauryan rule marks an important phase in our cultural history. Mainly in the period of Ashoka, the art and architecture …

himalayan serow

The Himalayan Serow spotting

  The Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar) is a medium-sized goat like antelope, native to the montane forests of the Himalayas. …

Indradhanush 3.0

Indradhanush 3.0

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0 was launched with a focus on children and pregnant women who missed their vaccine doses …

Dhubri-Phulbari

Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge

Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge is a proposed bridge over the Brahmaputra river between Assam and Meghalaya in North-East India. This is a …

SARS-CoV and COVID 19

Coronaviruses (CoVs) are a highly diverse family of enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses.The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new viral …

BHUVAN

BHUVAN

Bhuvan, is the national Geo-portal developed and hosted by ISRO comprising of Geo Spatial Data, Services and Tools for Analysis. …

SHATOOT DAM

Shatoot Dam

The signing of a pact between India and Afghanistan for building the $300-million Shatoot Dam on the Maidan river tributary …

 Glacial lake outburst flood

A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) is being termed as the probable cause for what happened in Chamoli. What Happened? A huge …

Stardust 1.0

Stardust 1.0’s rocket engine, dubbed the Modular Adaptable Rocket Engine for Vehicle Launch (MAREVL), uses a proprietary solid fuel which, …

New Start Treaty Extended

The US has extended the New Start nuclear arms control treaty with Russia for five years.New Start is the last …

15th Finance Commission

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman accepted the 15th Finance Commission ’s recommendations while presenting the Union budget 2021-22. 15th Finance Commission: Finance …

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

A new bill listed for introduction in Parliament seeks to bar all private cryptocurrencies in India- Regulation of Official Digital …

stratospheric warming

Sudden Stratospheric Warming

In January, 2021 a climatic phenomenon,Sudden Stratospheric Warming, occurred several kilometres above the Arctic region, in the stratospheric layer of the …

question hour

Question Hour

Question Hour The first hour of every parliamentary sitting is slotted for this. During this time, the members ask questions …

forest fires

Why are Forest Fires Common in Himalayas?

Although two-thirds of the total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh is legally classified as forest area, much of this area …

K-shaped Recovery amid Covid-19

What is a K-Shaped Recovery? Typical economic recoveries can include V, W, Z, U and L.However, economists are starting to …

Polar Vertex

What is Polar Vortex?

It was  during the extremely cold winter of 2014 that the term  Polar Vortex became popular. The term polar vortex is …

bird flu

Avian(Bird) Influenza( Flu) Virus

Amid the pandemic, there are reports of another scare in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh .Samples OF dead …

champaran

Champaran Satyagarha,1917

Background: Champaran is a district in North Western Bihar. It formed part of the Tirhut division in the province of Bihar …

THIRD battle of panipat

Third Battle of Panipat(1761)

The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761, at Panipat, about 60 miles (97 km) north of Delhi. The battle was fought …

tso kar

Tso Kar Wetland Complex as Ramsar Site

Ladakh’s Tso Kar Wetland Complex has been recognised as a wetland of international importance, becoming India’s 42nd Ramsar site. This is the …

galsafe pigs

GalSafe Pigs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an Intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs, referred to …

malaria

New Genus of Malaria reported in Kerala

A new genus of malaria, identified as ‘plasmodium ovale’ has been identified in Kerala, in a soldier with travel history …

Science and Technology(Free Course)

Enroll Now Students may enroll even after the course starts The Course will cover the entire GS Science &technology syllabus …

CSAT PUNJAB PCS

CSAT(Punjab PCS) Free Revision Course

Enroll Here   CSAT(Punjab PCS Prelims) This course is FREE of cost for aspiring students. Starts-15th December The course covers importants …

punjab pcs notification

Punjab PCS Notification 2020

The Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination-2020 (PSCSCCE- 2020) is being conducted by the PPSC and the Notification is …

havana syndrome

What is ‘Havana Syndrome”?

What is Havana Syndrome? ‘Havana Syndrome’ was the name given to a mysterious neurological illness which started to afflict American diplomats and …

invest india

Invest India Receives UN award

The UNCTAD has declared ‘Invest India’ as winner of the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Award, according to a release …

Minimum Support Price

Minimum Support Price (MSP) Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a form of market intervention by the Government of India to …

Farm Laws-Pros and Cons

The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance …

Dairy Production in Indus Valley Civilisation

This is the first time it’s been proved scientifically that dairy production was in place in the Indus Valley civilization …

Miyawaki Method of Urban Afforestation

What is Miyawaki method? The Miyawaki method, developed by a Japanese botanist after whom it is named, involves planting saplings …

Migration of Mangroves:

In 2008, Punarbasu Chaudhuri, mangrove ecologist from the University of Calcutta spotted an interesting mangrove plant at the bank of …

‘Feluda’ Test for Covid

It uses CRISPR-Cas technology for the detection of genes specific to SARS-CoV-2 virus.This has been developed by the CSIR-IGIB and …

crispr-cas 9

Gene Editing and CRISPR/Cas9

French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method …

hepatitis c

Hepatitis C

Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice, and British scientist Michael Houghton were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine …

NCAP

National Clean Air Program(NCAP)

A time bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country …

warli paintings

Warli Paintings

Noida-based National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), a central Public Sector Undertaking, and country’s leading fertilizers manufacturer, is promoting warli painting.The paintings, …

astrosat

India’s ASTROSAT discovers oldest galaxy

A global team led by scientists of the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has discovered one of …

VITAMIN

Vitamin C,D and E

Vitamin C The best-defined function of vitamin C is its role in the synthesis of collagen, the principal connective tissue …

immunity

Immunity and it’s types

Immunity is derived from Latin word “immunis” which means free from burden. In this case burden refers to disease caused …

Indus water treaty

Indus Water Treaty

Indus Water Treaty: India suggests video-conference while , Pakistan insists on meeting at Wagah border In a letter last week, …

national education policy 2020

National Education Policy 2020

The new Education policy aims to pave way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country.  …

bhakti movement

Bhakti Movement

THE BHAKTI MOVEMENT- ‘Bhakti was born in Dravida; Ramanand took it to North; Kabir spread it all over the world …

Renaissance in detail

Renaissance literally means rebirth. It is the revival of anything which has long been in decay or passing into a …

Compulsory License

Compulsory license is generally defined as “authorization permitting a third party to make, use, or sell a patented invention without …

Raman Spectroscopy

Mumbai-based Tata Memorial Centre has turned to Raman Spectroscopy to detect RNA viruses present in saliva samples This conceptual framework …

temperature inversion

What is Temperature Inversion?

What is Temperature Inversion?   An atmospheric condition in which the typical lapse rate(The rate at which the temperature decreases for …

gaganyaan

Gaganyaan

Gaganyaan is India’s first Indian human mission that will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022. The …

PMGKY

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna(PMGKY)

The Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Niramla Sitharaman today announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan …

Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2020

Global Education Monitoring(GEM) Report 2020 is titled and focusses on Inclusion and Education. Even before Covid-19, one in five children, …

Punjab PCS 2020 General Studies Batch

  Punjab PCS General Studies(Full Syllabus) Batch Details: STARTS 25TH JUNE 85 PLUS ONLINE CLASSES APPROX. 170 PLUS HOURS OF …

NAM

Virtual NAM Summit

The virtual Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Contact Group Summit on “United against Covid-19” through video conferencing was held recently.  The meeting …

Punjab PCS 2020 Prelims Test Series

Punjab PCS 2020 Prelims Test Series- BATCH 2 (Begins 11th July) Revise the complete Punjab PCS Preliminary Exam Syllabus along …

Social bubbles

What are ‘Social Bubbles’?

Social Bubbles are small groups of close contacts made up of friends and family may be the best way to …

Demo Classes Punjab PCS Prelims 2020

Demo Classes Punjab PCS Prelims 2020 Click Here To Enroll Demo Lecture-1 World History (Demo Punjab PCS)Geography-Syllabus and Strategy Discussion …

punjab pcs course

Punjab PCS Prelims 2020 Course

Click here to Enroll View Demo Classes Punjab PCS Prelims 2020-Course details Punjab PCS Prelims Course starts on 20th June. …

biotechnology

Growing Importance of Biotechnology

Biotechnology can be broadly defined as “using organisms or their products for commercial purposes. Biotechnology utilizes cellular and biomolecular processes …

DSR

What is DSR(Direct Seeding of Rice)?

Owing to exodus of migrant labourers amid the ongoing lockdown, and Covid-19 situation, farmers in Punjab seem to be preparing …

GLOBAL VACCINE SUMMIT

Global Vaccine Summit

The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted by the UK, raises US$ 8.8 billion to immunise 300m children and support the global …

punjab pcs notification

Punjab PCS Syllabus

The Punjab PCS exam is conducted in Three stages-Punjab PCS Prelims, Mains and Interview.The pattern and Punjab PCS Syllabus have …

punjab pcs notification

Punjab PCS 2020 Notification (PSCSCCE- 2020)

Punjab PCS Detailed Notification Punjab PCS Prelims Online Batch View Demo Classes The Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination-2020 …

spacex

SpaceX’s Demo-2 Mission Launch

SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday …

solidarity trial

What is the WHO ‘Solidarity’ Trial for Covid-19?

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that due to safety concerns, it is temporarily halting a clinical trial of …

India-Nepal Border delineation(Sugauli Treaty)

Context: Amid tension with India over constructing of a road till the Lipulekh pass; Nepal is planning to start three armed …

list of tropical cyclones names

Naming a Tropical Cyclone

Tropical cyclones can last for a week or more; therefore there can be more than one cyclone at a time. …

travel bubbles

‘Travel Bubbles’ amid Covid-19

All around the world, as countries decide how to restart international travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of a …

Shekatkar

Shekatkar Committee Recommendations

Government has accepted and implemented three important recommendations of Committee of Experts (CoE) under the Chairmanship of Lt General D …

fra 2020

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020)-Key Findings. Global Forest Resources Assessment is published by the United Nations Food and …

crispr-cas 9

Covid-19 Test based on CRISPR Instead of RT-PCR

The new Test for COVID-19 detection based on CRISPR Technology  confirms presence of viral DNA in samples faster and more …

Buddhism(Ancient India)

Jainism and Buddhism, both arose as a reaction to the existing social and religious order. Background: The society after the …

rig vedic period

Age of Rig Veda(Early Vedic Period)

The Age of Rig Vedic Period Arrival of the Indo-Aryans The Indo Aryans arrived from two areas.The first area is …

elisa

COVID KAVACH ELISA-Indigenous Antibody Detection Test

The Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has developed an immunological assay — enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) — to detect …

Mission Sagar

India launched Mission Sagar on Sunday as part of the government’s outreach initiative towards five Island nations in the Indian …

later Vedic period

The Later Vedic Period

        The later Vedic Period-The information about this period is obtained from the three later Vedic texts-Sama Veda,Yajur Veda, Atharva …

monoclonal antibody

Monoclonal Antibodies

Human body’s immune system attacks foreign substances by making a large numbers of antibodies. An antibody is a protein that …

bobble

BoBBLE Experiment-Indian Monsoon

Large-scale weather events, such as monsoons and tropical cyclones, can now be more accurately predicted, findings from a joint India-UK …

herd immunity

What is Herd Immunity?

Herd immunity happens when a population is immune to an infectious contagious disease either through vaccination or immunity developed through …

kashmir saffron

Kashmir Saffron gets GI Tag

Kashmiri saffron, which is cultivated and harvested in the Karewa (highlands) of Jammu and Kashmir, has been given the Geographical …

Kovilpatti kadalai mittai

Kovilpatti kadalai mittai gets GI tag

After a five-year wait, Kovilpatti kadalai mittai — peanut candy from the southern part of Tamil Nadu — was granted …

black rice

GI tag for Manipur Black Rice Chak-hao

Chak-Hao, the black rice of Manipur and the Gorakhpur terracotta have bagged the Geogrphical Indication (GI) tag.The famous Kovilpatti kadalai …

hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen Fuel

NTPC Ltd on Sunday said it has invited global expression of interest (EoI) to provide Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based …

Reverse Vaccinology

Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University has developed a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 through ‘reverse vaccinology’.In the first phase, the …

Sivasagar

Sivasagar – Iconic Site in Budget 2020

Sivasagar, previously spelled Sibsagar (“the ocean of Lord Shiva”), is a town in Upper Assam, about 360 kilometers (224 mi) …

Dholavira- An Iconic Site in Budget 2020

Budget 2020 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has placed unprecedented importance on cultural development. To facilitate tourism and cultural development, …

indian ocean commission

Indian Ocean Commission

Following a request from New Delhi, the Indian Ocean Commission granted observer status to India on March 6 at the …

oil prices

Oil Prices at Historic Low

Oil prices fell below zero for the first time in history last night as the global lockdown decimated demand for …

sdr

Special Drawing Rights(SDR)

There have been calls from many in recent days for the IMF to boost its power to extend finance to …

dst innovations covid-19

DST Innovations to Fight Covid-19

India is likely to soon roll out two new innovations developed by institutes under the science and technology ministry to …

biofortification

Biofortification to fight Malnutrition

Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, …

GRACE-FO

Grace-FO

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for …

rakhigarhi

Rakhigarhi to emerge as tourist Destination

Rakhigarhi in Haryana will soon emerge as a major tourist destination on the map of India. Rakhigarhi hit headlines after …

anti smog guns

Anti Smog Guns

More than two months after the Supreme Court ordered the installation of anti smog guns at all large construction sites …

sunrise mission

SunRISE Mission

Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment(SunRISE Mission) aims to pinpoint places where giant particle storms are launched into space. About SunRISE: …

AIIB

AIIB and ADB

The central government is in talks with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and ADB to secure these loans to further …

geo-fencing

Geo-fencing

What is Geo-Fencing? Geo-fencing is a service that triggers an action when a device enters a set location. Geo-fencing is a …

black tiger shrimp

Black Tiger Shrimp Ban lifted

Japan has lifted the inspection order on Indian black tiger shrimps (Penaeus monodon) after the export consignments were found to …

telemedicine

National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently launched the National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC) . The …

telemedicine

Telemedicine in times of Covid-19

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with NITI Aayog on Wednesday released the official guidelines for telemedicine practices in …

coral bleaching

The Great Barrier reef bleaches again

The Great Barrier Reef just underwent a third mass bleaching event in five years.The event was the third such mass …

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